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De Anza Blvd. KinderCare

Andrea Kern, Center Director

1515 South De Anza Blvd. Cupertino CA 95014
(408) 861-9510 Contact this center

Ages: 6 Weeks to 6 YEARS
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Neighborhood:
By 85 freeway, not off Homestead and Lawrence.

Elementary Schools Bussed To:
None

Here at Cupertino KinderCare, we are excited to announce that we have achieved NAEYC accreditation! We are thrilled to be offering the highest quality of care to the children and their families!

We are also excited about our new Mandarin Immersion classroom serving ages 3 years to 5 and a half! Stop by to visit our new Mandarin Class!

Welcome

Welcome to Cupertino KinderCare! Our center has been serving children for over 11 years. We are excited to continue that tradition of quality! We believe in fostering whole child development. Every classroom has a special curriculum tailored specifically for that age group. Please stop by and check us out!

Andrea Kern, Center Director

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AMERICA’S MOST ACCREDITED

We’re so proud!

Nationally only 10% of daycares are accredited–nearly 100% of our learning centers are. That’s a big difference, and that means KinderCare kids are getting the very best. Here’s why.

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SCHOOL-READY

Our kids are taking off!

By kindergarten, our kids are testing ahead of their peers. Read all about it.

Accreditation

Many of our child care centers are accredited by national organizations that require us to meet rigorous early childhood education standards and guidelines for high-quality care and education. Programs that are accredited have demonstrated their commitment to go beyond the state’s minimum licensing requirements to meet and maintain these high standards of quality.

Monthly Activities

July's Learning Focus

Children 6 weeks to 3 years old: What’s the Weather and Wonderful Water
This month we go all natural as infants and toddlers are introduced to the weather and children in Discovery Preschool experiment and have fun with water. Sensory adventures will continue for infants as they explore playing with colored water and experiment with how pinwheels and scarves move in the wind. Meanwhile, toddlers will use musical instruments to create the sound of rain and will connect their learning to the world as they role-play different weather scenarios, such as a warm summer day at the beach and a cold, snowy winter day. In Discovery Preschool, children will be learning about different bodies of water as well as how people use water in their everyday lives.

Children 4 to 5 years old: Spectacular Science and All About Books
In the first two weeks of this month, we take older children on a scientific journey of discovery to learn more about the natural world before turning the focus to the amazing world of books! Preschoolers will learn about states of matter, force, motion, and magnetism; children in Pre-K will learn about natural formations like rivers, mountains, and deserts; and kindergarteners will discover the importance of reducing, reusing, and recycling. When we turn to books, children will learn about the different parts of books, explore the roles of author and illustrator, and learn what makes a book fiction or nonfiction.

November's Learning Focus

Children 6 weeks to 3 years old: Foods and Flavors
This month infants, toddlers, and the little ones in Discovery Preschool will be exploring foods and flavors! It’s never too early to expose children to healthy food—even babies who aren’t eating solids yet. All children will explore, read about, play with, and create around different foods, but each age group will have a different focus. Infants will practice sensory exploration and create their own pretend soup, toddlers will count and measure food items, and the children in Discovery Preschool will learn about the different food groups—including a pretend farmers market. 

Children 4–5 years old: Farms and Community
The older children will focus on learning first about farms, and then their community! Farms are filled with so many science- and social science-based learning opportunities for children. Children will learn all about barns and farming equipment, which animals are raised on a farm, and which crops are grown. They’ll also focus on their own communities and learn all about the different kinds of places that exist, the people who live there, and the jobs that those people do.

December's Learning Focus

Children 6 weeks to 3 years old: Family, Friends, and Things that Go!
Infants and toddlers will be exploring family and friends, while three-year-olds will focus on things that go vroom! Social and emotional development is foundational to growth and development in babies, so this month, infants and toddlers will participate in activities that reinforce their connection to family while also exploring connections that exist outside their home, such as friends. Meanwhile, their older friends in Discovery Preschool will learn about and play around with things that move (like bicycles, cars, buses, trains, and airplanes), which are all very exciting for little ones as they continue to explore the world outside their homes. 

Children 4–5 years old: My Country + Tools and Machines
The four- and five-year-olds continue exploring the world around them by learning about the state and country they live in! They’ll sings songs, play games based on travel, and learn about flags, state foods, and more. Children will also be introduced to cardinal directions (east, west, north, and south) and gain an appreciation for travel and meeting new friends from different places. Children are naturally fascinated with machines and how things work and are put together. So to encourage that fascination, during the second half of this month children will learn about and play around with tools and machines. In addition to building literacy skills by using the names of machines and tools, children will develop math skills by graphing information, counting wheels, and more.

Our Programs

Infant Programs (6 weeks - 1 year)

Babies grow and learn every day. Our goal is to provide a safe and nurturing "home away from home" where babies can explore and make new discoveries. We know that learning through play is extremely valuable at this age and our Early Foundations® Infant program is designed to give babies the skills that will serve as the building blocks for a lifetime of learning.

Toddler Programs (1 – 2 Years)

As toddlers develop friendships, self-esteem, and curiosity, our Early Foundations® Toddler program will help them explore their world in a safe and nurturing environment. Our unique curriculum is based on the philosophy that children learn best through experiences. So each day is filled with fun activities that excite and develop toddlers, giving them the comfort and confidence to speak those first few important words, as well as make their first friends.

Discovery Preschool Programs (2 – 3 Years)

At this age, children are making new discoveries daily. And as two-year olds begin to exert their independence, our Early Foundations® Discovery Preschool program is prepared to open their eyes to a world of learning, sharing, and exploring. Our holistic approach in the classroom engages young minds with a blend of music, art, and movement, as well as the early education fundamentals they'll need as they continue on to preschool.

Preschool Programs (3 – 4 Years)

As preschoolers gain more self-esteem, they may feel ready to take on the world. Our Early Foundations® Preschool program enhances that confidence by providing activities to help children become problem solvers and lifelong learners. Through independent exploration, structured activities, and hands-on learning, children will work on early literacy, math, science, and social studies concepts. A healthy dose of running, jumping, and dancing keeps them active too.

Prekindergarten Programs (4 – 5 Years)

Prekindergartners are preparing for the adventure of a lifetime – school. And our Early Foundations Prekindergarten® program is designed to get them ready by teaching letters and words, math concepts, and valuable social skills. With small group instruction, independent play in an organized atmosphere, and whole-group activities, children will have all the right skills to hop, skip, and jump right into kindergarten.

Participating Child Care Aware Center

KinderCare has partnered with Child Care Aware® of America in an effort to offer fee assistance for Active Duty military families and solutions to their child care needs when care at a Child Development Center on the installation is not available.

Teachers & Staff

We are proud to share that we have a very long term staff, together we share over 107 Years of Service here at Cupertino KinderCare. Our high performing team has been the training school for our company when implementing new programs. We are currently implementing an Interactive Prekindergarten curriculum using SMART Boards in our Prekindergarten classroom. We have hosted numerous trainings for Regional Vice Presidents, District Managers and Teachers in our company! All of our staff have Early Childhood Education. Our teachers have a true love of learning, and a passion for working with children.

  • Andrea Kern

    Andrea Kern, Center Director

    I love coming to work every day and seeing the smiles on the children's faces. It's so neat to see how fast the children grow and become more independent each year. I enjoy being a part of a wonderful team that works close together to make sure we are providing a happy and safe place for the children to have the opportunity to learn and grow.

    Andrea has lived in the Bay Area all her life and is very proud to have had the opportunity to have worked at the Cupertino KinderCare since it opened in 2005. It has been a great journey for her to see all the children that started in the Infant room grow up and go off to Kindergarten. When she first joined KinderCare she started as a Preschool Teacher and then later became an Infant Teacher and then Assistant Director. Andrea has experience in being in and out of the classroom. She enjoys sharing stories with families in the evening during pick up time, about the fun and adorable things their child did during the day!

    Previous Experience:
    Andrea has experience as a Preschool teacher.
    Year Started:
    9/17/2001
    Tenure:
    15 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    17 years
    Education:
    Early Childhood Development Certificate
  • Sarah Popovich

    Sarah Popovich, Assistant Director

    It's the best feeling coming into work everyday and to be greeted with big smiles and hugs. I hold a special place in my heart for every child that comes into my center. Children at these ages are growing and developing so fast right in front of our eyes and these are the most important and precious years of their lives. It means so much to me to get to share these experiences with them and their families.

    Sarah has lived in the bay area her whole life. She has attended the University of Hawaii and Notre Dame de Namur University for a Bachelor’s degree in Liberal Studies. She has been working with children since 2009 and was a toddler teacher at Cupertino KinderCare for 4 years before becoming the Assistant Director. Sarah loves watching the children grow up over the years and seeing them change and learn new things every day. In her free time she enjoys baking, cooking, and watching movies.
     

    Previous Experience:
    Sarah has worked as a teacher's assistant in an elementary school. She has also worked as a preschool teacher and a toddler teacher.
    Year Started:
    3/14/2011
    Tenure:
    6 Years
    Education:
    Bachelor Degree in Liberal Studies
  • Brittney Geer

    Brittney Geer, Program Coordinator

    I love coming into the center everyday and seeing how the children and their families are doing. It is so much fun to see how much the children enjoy learning and I am amazed daily at all of the things that they discover I feel very luck to be a part of their everyday lives at such a pivotal time in their growth and development.

    Brittney was born in Oregon and moved to California when she was 6 years old. She began working with children running after school programs and summer camps for the City of Sunnyvale. She joined KinderCare in 2009. She had fun working closely with the infants and toddlers and helping them grow. She worked as the Health and Safety Coordinator and then became Assistant Director. She has now stepped into the role of Program Coordiantor and enjoys working closely with the teachers to ensure they have the best classroom enviornemt. She loves to read, bake and enjoys watching movies. She is currently pursuing her Bachelors in Liberal Studies and plans to attain her teaching credential.
     

    Previous Experience:
    Prior to joining KinderCare, Brittney had worked for a few years doing after school programs and summer camps with the City of Sunnyvale.
    Year Started:
    6/5/2009
    Tenure:
    8 Years
    Education:
    Associates Degree in Liberal Studies
  • Ms. Anjana

    Ms. Anjana, Service Values Champion

    Anjana has been a teacher with KinderCare since 2011 and has experience in many classrooms. As the Service Values Champion, it is her job to work closely with her co-teachers as a mentor. She gets the chance to spend extra time in the classrooms and see the impact the teachers have on thier children. She builds realtionships with families by taking the extra time to communicate with them and let them know we are here to provide them with a special learning experience that will last a lifetime!

    Year Started:
    6/15/2011
    Tenure:
    6 Years

Upcoming Center Activities

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July's Learning Focus

Children 6 weeks to 3 years old: What’s the Weather and Wonderful Water
This month we go all natural as infants and toddlers are introduced to the weather and children in Discovery Preschool experiment and have fun with water. Sensory adventures will continue for infants as they explore playing with colored water and experiment with how pinwheels and scarves move in the wind. Meanwhile, toddlers will use musical instruments to create the sound of rain and will connect their learning to the world as they role-play different weather scenarios, such as a warm summer day at the beach and a cold, snowy winter day. In Discovery Preschool, children will be learning about different bodies of water as well as how people use water in their everyday lives.

Children 4 to 5 years old: Spectacular Science and All About Books
In the first two weeks of this month, we take older children on a scientific journey of discovery to learn more about the natural world before turning the focus to the amazing world of books! Preschoolers will learn about states of matter, force, motion, and magnetism; children in Pre-K will learn about natural formations like rivers, mountains, and deserts; and kindergarteners will discover the importance of reducing, reusing, and recycling. When we turn to books, children will learn about the different parts of books, explore the roles of author and illustrator, and learn what makes a book fiction or nonfiction.

Tuesday July 04, 2017
Center Closed for 4th of July

Monday July 17, 2017
Open House

Save your space today!  Our teachers would like to invite you to our Open House event, from July 17th – 21st.

Come meet our team! They’d love to tell you about their passion for teaching and how our kids enter school better prepared than their peers. Experience what a day at our center is like, meet other parents, and see the fun our students are having. Best of all, you’ll see our curriculum in action and watch the children laugh as they learn. 

Tuesday July 18, 2017
Open House

Save your space today!  Our teachers would like to invite you to our Open House event, from July 17th – 21st.

Come meet our team! They’d love to tell you about their passion for teaching and how our kids enter school better prepared than their peers. Experience what a day at our center is like, meet other parents, and see the fun our students are having. Best of all, you’ll see our curriculum in action and watch the children laugh as they learn. 

Wednesday July 19, 2017
Open House

Save your space today!  Our teachers would like to invite you to our Open House event, from July 17th – 21st.

Come meet our team! They’d love to tell you about their passion for teaching and how our kids enter school better prepared than their peers. Experience what a day at our center is like, meet other parents, and see the fun our students are having. Best of all, you’ll see our curriculum in action and watch the children laugh as they learn. 

Thursday July 20, 2017
Open House

Save your space today!  Our teachers would like to invite you to our Open House event, from July 17th – 21st.

Come meet our team! They’d love to tell you about their passion for teaching and how our kids enter school better prepared than their peers. Experience what a day at our center is like, meet other parents, and see the fun our students are having. Best of all, you’ll see our curriculum in action and watch the children laugh as they learn. 

Friday July 21, 2017
Open House

Save your space today!  Our teachers would like to invite you to our Open House event, from July 17th – 21st.

Come meet our team! They’d love to tell you about their passion for teaching and how our kids enter school better prepared than their peers. Experience what a day at our center is like, meet other parents, and see the fun our students are having. Best of all, you’ll see our curriculum in action and watch the children laugh as they learn. 

About Our Center

Our staff would like to welcome you to visit our center. The staff takes pride in keeping up to date with the latest trends in Early Childhood Education. Ongoing training is offered to the staff during the year at the center and through the various training opportunities in the community.

Languages Spoken at Our Center

  • American Sign Language
  • Arabic
  • French
  • Hindi
  • Mandarin
  • Punjabi
  • Spanish
  • Russian, Korean, Marathi, Vietnamese

Meals & Menus

Meals Served

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • PM Snack

Additional Menu Options

  • Vegetarian

Holidays Observed

We observe the following holidays:

  • New Year's Day
  • President's Day
  • Memorial Day
  • 4th of July
  • Labor Day
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Day after Thanksgiving
  • Christmas Day

Please note that because holidays observed may vary between centers, please be sure to check with your Center Director for specific closures.

Health and Safety

Our center has a locked key pad entrance, secured gated playgrounds, and safety bells on all emergency exit doors in the classrooms. We are a "Nut Free" facility. We practice emergency drills including fire, earthquake and lockdown procedures. Our Health and Safety Coordinatior insures safety in all classrooms by doing walkthroughs.

At KinderCare, what families say about us means a lot. Read below some of the great experiences our families have had with us.

Share Your Story
If you have a story about your experience at KinderCare, please share your story with us.

I went to 2 other daycare in Cupertino area and none of them are comparable with this place. Absolutely clean and serious about health issues. The place is well organized and has a huge playground for the kids to run around all day. The staff are amazing and well trained in comparison with the other daycares. It is worth a look if you are looking for the best care for your infant and kid. Everyone is very friendly and polite. The bottom line, IT'S SIMPLY THE BEST DAY CARE I HAVE EVER SEEN.

- Father

My son has been attending KinderCare since he was 5 months old. You can tell they ALL really love the babies. The atmosphere is clean, professional, flexible and very loving. I feel very comfortable leaving my son there during the week. I love that they do artwork activities with the babies and put them in the buggy ride and stroll them around. KinderCare is a wonderful day care. Totally worth every penny!

- Mother
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